John Brooks, MD

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. John T. Brooks normally serves as the Chief Medical Officer to the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention where he coordinates the division’s activities related to the new national “Ending the HIV Epidemic” initiative. His primary area of expertise is prevention and treatment of HIV infection. He is presently serving as the Chief Medical Officer the CDC’s COVID-19 Response, Dr. Brooks has led teams during CDC emergency responses to anthrax, SARS, Ebola, and Zika. He was the CDC Incident Commander for the agency’s response to the 2015 outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C in Scott County, Indiana. Dr. Brooks came to CDC as an EIS officer in 1998 after completing medical school, residency in internal medicine, and a fellowship in
infectious diseases through Harvard Medical School. He continues to see patients at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital’s HIV clinic.